Five teams garner first place votes, BU on top

Boston University has claimed the top spot in this week’s Division I Men’s Poll.

Last week’s top-ranked team, Miami, falls all the way to No. 4, while Minnesota-Duluth stays in the second spot and Yale jumps from No. 5 to No. 3.

Maine, up to No. 5 from No. 7, rounds out the top five.

This week’s new sixth-ranked team, Nebraska-Omaha, received a first place vote for the first time and their No. 6 ranking is tied for their highest ranking ever. The Mavericks were also ranked sixth back on Oct. 29, 2001 and Nov. 5, 2001.

Another nugget of trivia is further down the poll where one team is in unfamiliar territory.

Western Michigan, in this week’s poll at No. 17, is ranked for the first time since March 4, 2002, when it was 14th.

Ferris State, fresh off a dominating weekend against Miami, enters the poll at No. 20 this week.

BU, Minnesota-Duluth, Yale, Miami and UNO all received first place votes this week.